Pearson Software Developer in Boulder, Colorado

Software Developer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We have an excellent opportunity on our automated scoring team for a versatile, experienced Software Developer who thrives in a collaborative, problem solving and solution delivery environment. Working closely with a small team of experts,you will have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in migrating machine learning based solutions from R&D to product-level operational delivery.

The team at Pearson offers a unique environment for extremely skilled and motivated thinkers. Our culture is highly charged with people who are passionate about a cause, using technology to enhance students’ educational experiences..

Responsibilities:

Working in a small-team, you will create and deliver commercial software services that automatically evaluate student writing. Primary responsibility is to create, test, and maintain machine-learning based services used in a variety of assessment and learning situations from K-20 and beyond.

You will need:

  • An ability to work independently and as a key contributor to a small team

  • A desire to own an application from concept to delivery

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an innovative, strategic, forward-thinking mindset

  • Diverse technical skills

  • An ability to evaluate alternative solutions and drive operational best practices

  • A focus on the processes and discipline required to make new innovations commercially scalable.

Qualifications

  • 2 years professional programming experience on Unix/Linux platforms; progressive responsibilities.

  • 2 years’ required technologies: Python development.

  • Ability to develop robust, production quality code.

  • Comfortable working with multiple and/or new programming languages.

  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and understand complex software systems.

Preferred skills, interest in, exposure to, and/or experience with any of the following:

  • Agile development methodologies

  • Docker and cloud technologies

  • MongoDB

  • Jupyter notebooks

  • Splunk

  • Scripting languages including Unix shell and Perl

  • REST, SOAP, or comparable web technologies

  • Pandas and numpy Python libraries

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CO-Boulder

Work Locations: US-CO-Boulder-4940 Pearl East 4940 Pearl East Circle Suite 200/201/204 Boulder 80301

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1812811

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.